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 Post subject: Installing HALO rings in stock lights
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:11 pm 
Been wanting to add something like this to my zuma for a while
Got around to ordering some of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181389415536?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I believe the 100mm size is around 4 inches
Zuma lights are close to 5 inches, at the time of ordering these were either the only size I could find
or the cheapest I could find that was close enough

So they arrived pretty quick from china
and made sure to test them before installing, super bright

Look what they are made out of
Some weird light green coating all over a thin stiff material
The entire ring lights up, not tiny leds

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These look like they may be 6000K color
really nice crisp white
Also if you get the next sizes down you could have a cool colored effect if you use different colored rings


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To remove the stock glass lens I just spend around 5 minutes slowly heating the entire outer edge with a heat gun
then used a micro screwdriver and slowly pried up the edge being careful not to chip the glass

They come off dry, no sticky glue

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You can see they are smaller but once the glass lens is on, and even lit up very hard to see that
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What I forgot to show was driling a tiny hole behind the ring to push in the wire
and 3 spots on each ring I added thin welding wire to hold on the rings on the lens
One hole above and under the ring and loop wire
twist wire tight from behind to secure it
No glue or anything just the tiny wire holds them in place


Then normally I would heat up the lens glue again and press together
but since they came loose so dry I wasnt sure if this glue reactivates with the heat
and didnt want to risk melting the led rings so I used silicone to connect the lens back to the reflector


I installed the lights so when my key comes on they activate
and since I have a off switch for my hid's I plan to use these as day time lights
They are super bright at night, I could actually drive with them on only if needed



Just the led lights
very hard to get a good picture the camera freaks out
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Sadly after one minute of real use one led driver burnt out
then after swapping drivers to make sure it wasnt the ring and about 2 minutes later the other driver burnt out

They claim to be good for 12v-16 I believe
well within what my bike puts out, running with no lights on
I think the max my battery puts out is around 13v

So after like 2 hrs install, they are unusable
Cant find anything yet online to buy to power them, without buying an entire new set of lights just for the driver

The lights claim to last 50,000 hours so I will see if the seller will honor that by sending new drivers, but I doubt that

If anyone can find something to work let me know
They claim they are 5 watts

So far any led driver I see thats like 10 watts seems to take ac voltage input
not dc

I wouldnt mind using 1 10watt to power both
or 2 5watt whatever
Just want something to I can actually use them
I was not expecting couple minutes use, that really angers me after all the hard work

They look so good too

All the driver was is a small black tube size of my finger with glue inside
so not sure whats in them, if its something I could make

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 Post subject: Re: Installing HALO rings in stock lights
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:49 am 
well had another set of these lights sent from another seller
same thing happened but only 1 burnt out this time again after 1 minute

Then I ordered a specialty led driver from a website $15
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they were very helpful in figuring out which model I needed to power these lights
and had to add a resistor to it I guess to lower the voltage not really sure but they are made to control all sorts of led types so you do need a resistor for most applications

it will do both of my lights
Got that all connected went to screw in the lights into the bike frame and they went off, pulled out the bolt and they went back on


To make a long story short I guess the negative solder on the rings may have been touching in one or both of my headlights
as seen in this picture

top solder dot is positive totally clear of the chrome
middle solder dot is negative (may be touching chrome) cant really tell
lower dot is reflection so ignore that one

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I put clear gas tubing around the solder its pinched in between the led ring
now they dont short out when screwing into the frame

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now it stays on

so I suggest either doing that, or silicone on the solder before installing in a lens
originally I had that concern but didnt want to risk the silicon melting down my reflector or worse
and if it would hit its only the negative so I thought no big deal

I guess if the negative was making contact with the bike frame it shorted out the power supplies the halo lights came with??? Not sure

the led driver I bought must be short protected so thats good it didnt blow too
im confident it will work now



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 Post subject: Re: Installing HALO rings in stock lights
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:51 pm 
blue ccfl lights
half as bright as the white shown in the posts above
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201110227251?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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 Post subject: Re: Installing HALO rings in stock lights
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:15 pm 
awesome write up keeping this for later :highfive:

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 Post subject: Re: Installing HALO rings in stock lights
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:43 pm 
I did a second version of the halo lights

this time I added a yellow ring for turn signals
and I had a red ring that I was going to use, but decided not to
got too busy when they were all on
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note, its too hard to show the true level of brightness and color because they are so bright
the camera darkens too much


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